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Tuff Questions is our series where we ask artists a selection of incredibly difficult questions.
Taking on the toughest interview in dance music this week is All Day I Dream boss, Lee Burridge.
With over three decades in the music industry, Lee’s reputation is still as highly regarded as it was in the early noughties when he was releasing and playing with Craig Richards. These days he's best known as the founder and visionary behind the wildly successful All Day I Dream brand, alongside lending his curational skills to Burning Man Festival.
Last year Lee released Melt, a beautiful collection of music and his first LP in 13 years, but what does his music smell like? Let's find out!
Describe your press shot in five words or less
I'm not wearing any underwear
House or Techno?
If House is a spiritual thing, who is its prophet?
Anyone with love in their heart who shares it with a friend
What does your music smell like?
What was the first song/album you bought with your own money?
Jeff Love and his Orchestra - Star Wars and other space themes
What was your first email address?
What would you say in your tinder bio?
Back in five minutes.
Best way to cure a hangover?
Not to get drunk.
What song would be your wrestling entrance theme?
The Benny Hill Show Theme.
Who’s the biggest party animal in dance music?
There's a dance music scene right now?
You can only ever DJ B2B with one other person for the rest of your life, who is it?
How do you describe your job to your grandmother?
Through a medium as she's no longer with us.
You can only ever play one record again for the rest of your life - what is it?
I feel if there is a hell and I answer this question it'll be my punishment so I'm taking the fifth.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Is a hotdog a sandwich?
Is it in a bun or between two slices of bread? That matters...
Teetotal or tearing it up?
Depends if I'm drunk yet.
Favourite production? (pick one) lazers, disco ball, strobe, Co2, LED screen, confetti, foam, nothing or other.
Other. I prefer it to be a little more organic.
You can only wear one colour for the rest of your life, black is not an option, what colour do you choose?
Duh...White, like any good cult leader.
Would you rather all your burps smell of eggs, or have a green cloud appear when you fart?
Can I pick both?
You’re forming a cheesy pop group in the vein of 5ive, Steps, Spice Girls etc. You must all sing and do choreographed dance routines. Which other 3 DJs do you want in your band?
Miss Kitten, Plasticman, Nina Kraviz and me. I am loving that aesthetic right now.
6 = 2(x+2) what is x?
It's either 1 or possibly the equation for how high you'll get at the weekend?
What’s your secret weapon to rescue a dancefloor?
Put a better DJ on.
If you had your own nightclub, what would you call it, and what’s the dress code?
"Day". The dress code would be related to wearing an appropriate amount of deodorant and not letting loose anything that smells like eggs or that forms a green cloud.
Why do lots of DJs wear masks? What’s the deal with that?
If a pregnant woman swims underwater, is she a submarine?
Yes, but I feel she would need to make sonar noises to fully own that.
What’s the most expensive thing you own?
My wig collection.
Where is the strangest place you’ve DJed?
I'm working on a hologram to play at my own funeral so that will be the strangest place I have played.
One piece of advice you would give your younger self?
Don't waste time coming back to give me advice as I didn't listen anyway and this is getting tiresome.
Where’s the afters?
Where's the party more like.